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Appellate Notes: Week of July 15th

Welcome to our Supreme and Appellate Court summaries webpage. On this page, I provide abbreviated summaries of decisions from the Connecticut appellate courts which highlight important issues and developments in Connecticut...more

Construction Contracts: Best Practices for Minimizing Risk

Reducing risk starts before the ground is broken on a construction project. Construction contracts are unique in that they anticipate change will occur during the project for a multitude of reasons. However, not even the...more

Taxing Times: HMRC set to fine firms £3,000 for "assisting in preparation of incorrect SDLT returns"

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has announced that it intends to start imposing the maximum penalty of £3,000 in respect of online and paper SDLT returns under section 96 of the Finance Act...more

Defining the Architect's and Engineer's "Standard of Care"

This article discusses the legal "standard of care" for architects, engineers, and other design professionals on construction projects....more

Real Estate Inspections and Misrepresentations: Must the Real Estate Agent Beware?

With misrepresentation and fraud claims on the rise, real estate agents and brokers should understand the legal consequences of the home inspection contingency, especially when it has been waived by buyers....more

"Am I Covered?" Insurance Considerations for the Design Professional "Going Green"

The emergence of green building and sustainable design has introduced the world of building construction to new territory in the realm of energy savings and design implementation requiring new innovations in project delivery....more

Repose Re-Examined: When Does the Period Begin to Run?

The Statute of Repose, N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1.1, was enacted in 1967 in an attempt to limit the liability of designers and contractors. In nearly as many years since its enactment, judicial interpretations have examined and...more

The Green Architect

"Going Green" may mean increased liability for architects and other design professionals. While architects, as well as other design professionals, are held to the standard of care of the average architect practicing in the...more

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